Videotel, the provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, has launched its latest Videotel on Demand (VOD) release, which includes a total of 59 e-Learning courses – 37 new, 22 updated – designed for the needs of today’s seafarers.
Simultaneously, the new print edition of Videotel’s training catalogue, STCW Maritime Training Catalogue 2015-2017, has been released, detailing the complete Videotel selection of 950 new and updated titles available in a range of formats. Videotel’s training solutions are currently in use on more than 12,000 vessels worldwide.
VOD is Videotel’s state-of-the art training system that allows seafarers to learn onboard, onshore, and online; it is available either as a stand-alone system or in a network version, allowing multiple users to train simultaneously on different e-Learning courses via the ship’s network. The service helps address the challenge of providing training for mariners, who spend extended periods of time at sea.
Highlighting Videotel’s extensive portfolio of Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) training programmes, the new printed catalogue serves as an essential reference for ship owners and managers dedicated to providing critically important training for seafarers. Videotel’s computer-based training (CBT) programmes are included, an area that boasts an impressive 500 plus e-Learning courses, more than twice the number of CBTs offered by competitors.
Videotel is known for the realistic and in-depth approach they take in their training programmes, often partnering with leading experts or agencies, and continually updating materials as regulations and operational techniques change.
“We are very proud of our reputation in the shipping industry for producing high-quality training materials,” said Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel.
“This is achieved by carefully researching our programmes using hand-picked subject matter experts from all sectors of the industry that make up our highly respected steering committees. As appropriate, we aim to film on ships or provide 3D animation in order not only to drill down into the subject matter, but also to give the programmes a very realistic feel.”